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Teens charged as adults in string of burglaries

(WMC-TV) - Two teens have been charged as adults after a string of burglaries.

Shelby County Sheriff's Office investigators blame a series of home break-ins in Northaven on 17-year-old Cadarrius Lewis and 17-year-old DeCarlos Holmes.

"Their M. O. was always the same," said Shelby County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Chip Washington.  "They kicked in a window in the front of the house, they went in, they got the items, they dashed out."

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office said this crime spree lasted five months.

Typically, the district attorney's office only requests juveniles be sent to adult court when they are charged with violent crimes, like murder or aggravated robbery.  There was no such leniency in this case.

Lewis is locked up in adult jail at 201 Poplar.  Holmes is in juvenile court custody, but will likely soon join Lewis in jail.  Prosecutors plan to request a transfer to adult court.

"It's a big deal," said Washington.  "This indicates just how much we want to get these young men off the streets and how much they've been basically terrorizing the Northaven community."

Deputies and Northaven residents agree there is still more work to be done in the community.

Lewis' bond is set at $30,000.  He is due in court next Thursday.

A juvenile court judge will ultimately decide whether or not Holmes joins Lewis at 201 Poplar.

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